DASHLANE: The world's best password manager & secure digital wallet.
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DASHLANE: The world's best password manager & secure digital wallet.

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Found 2nd Aug 2013
The world's best password manager
& secure digital wallet.


The password manager, perfected.
Keeping track of passwords and making them secure is startlingly simple with Dashlane’s free password manager. Automatically import your passwords from Firefox or any other browser into your secure password vault. Save any missing passwords as you browse. Make a new password right within your browser. Get automatic alerts when websites get breached.

And with our auto-login, you will never have to type any password on any of your devices again. It’s that simple.
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I've seen this popping up all over the place, it looks trustworthy enough, and has loads of backing from others services.

It's FREE on almost every platforms and browsers, iOS, Mac, PC, Android, Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Explorer.

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I've found a Flamedeer!

I'd heard about this, and it looks awesome. Has anybody used it?

Have some heat!


Edit:

Here's the full review from David Pogue as per the YouTube link provided by Relievo: nytimes.com/201…mp;
Edited by: "Reisclef" 2nd Aug 2013

Started using it recently. It's really good, recommend it!

Thanks OP!

Not convinced it's that good.
According to the David Pogue review you have to pay for the phone version, $20 per annum, no idea how much they will "convert" that to in real money!
Also won't work with Safari so you have to install a different browser.
To unlock it is a pain, ...password.....wait for text to your phone....enter code:
What if your phone is out of battery?
What if you want to log in to a site on a friend's computer and you don't have your phone, or the battery is out?
You are summarily locked out of your life!

This looked interesting until I read there is now a charge for syncing for mobile use. Lastpass is cheaper at $12 pa and very secure.

Just for clarification the two factor authentication, i.e. security code text to your mobile, is an option for added security. So you can operate your account without your mobile.

willysnapper

Not convinced it's that good.According to the David Pogue review you have … Not convinced it's that good.According to the David Pogue review you have to pay for the phone version, $20 per annum, no idea how much they will "convert" that to in real money!


As it's an online purchase, whatever the exchange rate your bank/card provider is running at the moment. You pay $20.
willysnapper

Also won't work with Safari so you have to install a different browser.


Don't know, but the site indicates it works with safari (maybe a good excuse to upgrade though ;-)
willysnapper

To unlock it is a pain, ...password.....wait for text to your … To unlock it is a pain, ...password.....wait for text to your phone....enter code:What if your phone is out of battery?What if you want to log in to a site on a friend's computer and you don't have your phone, or the battery is out?You are summarily locked out of your life!


It's an optional feature. But, two-factor authentication for something that's holding ALL your passwords is a very good idea anyway.

Original Poster

Sorry Willysnapper, but your statement is entirely 100% incorrect.

willysnapper

Not convinced it's that good.According to the David Pogue review you have … Not convinced it's that good.According to the David Pogue review you have to pay for the phone version, $20 per annum, no idea how much they will "convert" that to in real money!


David Pogue says: "There are iPhone and Android phone versions of Dashlane — also free and also fantastic."
You only pay $20 'IF' you want the additional service: 'Wirelessly synchronize all your passwords between your computer and phone'. Since all the places I visit on my phone already have a much easier to use App, that remembers passwords, I see no big problem, or any need to spend money.

willysnapper

Also won't work with Safari so you have to install a different browser.


Erm... it DOES work with Safari, just as well as any other browser. I'm using it right now.
You need to make sure you're signed into the Dashlane App on your computer.

willysnapper

To unlock it is a pain, ...password.....wait for text to your … To unlock it is a pain, ...password.....wait for text to your phone....enter code:What if your phone is out of battery?


That's an optional level of extra security. You don't have to use it.

willysnapper

What if you want to log in to a site on a friend's computer and you don't … What if you want to log in to a site on a friend's computer and you don't have your phone, or the battery is out?You are summarily locked out of your life!


Just don't have the extra security measure set up, then you would simply have to remember your password, just like you would anyway, without Dashline.

That being said, if you're logging in from another computer, that doesn't have the Dashlane widget/app, I can't imagine there being a problem. Dashlane isn't integrated into the physical website you're signing into. Only your home browser. So I can't see that being able to cause trouble. Correct me if I'm wrong.




Edited by: "Relievo" 2nd Aug 2013

Relievo

You would have to simply remember your password, just like you would … You would have to simply remember your password, just like you would anyway, without Dashline.



I don't see two factor as being a problem, and you can see I agree with your other coments - but that last comment has a couple of problems - if you're using something like dashline to remember your passwords it usually means its because you need something to help you with remembering your passwords (see the problem?) plus, by using it to log you in, you're LESS likely to remember the password as you never normally have to.

the second problem is really an extension of that; you're encouraged by a password store to (a)have more different passwords than you'd normally use, so even less likely to remember and (b) to have more complex passwords too, with the same effect.

so, although willysnapper was being facetious (apologies ;-) ) I have to agree to an extent. Using a password vault makes you more reliant on one, and thus more likely to lock yourself out of your digital life if you can't get into it. (though, you can always resort to 'forgot your password?' for your accounts if you need to urgently get in)

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tapi

I don't see two factor as being a problem, and you can see I agree with … I don't see two factor as being a problem, and you can see I agree with your other coments - but that last comment has a couple of problems - if you're using something like dashline to remember your passwords it usually means its because you need something to help you with remembering your passwords (see the problem?) plus, by using it to log you in, you're LESS likely to remember the password as you never normally have to.the second problem is really an extension of that; you're encouraged by a password store to (a)have more different passwords than you'd normally use, so even less likely to remember and (b) to have more complex passwords too, with the same effect.so, although willysnapper was being facetious (apologies ;-) ) I have to agree to an extent. Using a password vault makes you more reliant on one, and thus more likely to lock yourself out of your digital life if you can't get into it. (though, you can always resort to 'forgot your password?' for your accounts if you need to urgently get in)



I see what you're saying,
But if "you need something to help you with remembering your passwords", what business must you have if you need to be logging in from someone else's computer in the first place?

From my point of view, if I'm logging on from a friends computer, (and there must be a good reason), Dashlane isn't part of the equation! When you boil it down and actually look at the mechanics of 'logging in' from a 3rd party computer. Dashlane plays ZERO part in it.

If someone was a facebook junkie, and they feel the need to keep checking, it's their prerogative to remember that password.

Whether or not I can remember a password (that I made up), for the site I want to log into, is entirely my own responsibility, and by no means the fault of the software.

I have a finite number of passwords I use, varying in complexity depending on how sensitive my account is, from social -> to -> financial.

You don't HAVE to have a 100 different passwords to use this software, it's just always been a recommended thing for people to do, with or without Dashlane.
I see this software merely as a time saver.

And if for some reason you need to check an account from a friends computer, and you can't remember your passwords, you can just click on 'Forgotten Password' and follow the steps.

If a user seriously can't remember a handful of passwords to access their email or remember the master password to access Dashlane online (their login screen), they really shouldn't be allowed near a computer. They should be given a wristband with their name and address on it, and given a lovely big bowl of strawberry jelly.


Edited by: "Relievo" 2nd Aug 2013

Relievo

I see what you're saying,But if "you need something to help you with … I see what you're saying,But if "you need something to help you with remembering your passwords", what business must you have if you need to be logging in from someone else's computer in the first place?From my point of view, if I'm logging on from a friends computer, (and there must be a good reason), Dashlane isn't part of the equation! When you boil it down and actually look at the mechanics of 'logging in' from a 3rd party computer. Dashlane plays ZERO part in it. If someone was a facebook junkie, and they feel the need to keep checking, it's their prerogative to remember that password.Whether or not I can remember a password (that I made up), for the site I want to log into, is entirely my own responsibility, and by no means the fault of the software.I have a finite number of passwords I use, varying in complexity depending on how sensitive my account is, from social -> to -> financial. You don't HAVE to have a 100 different passwords to use this software, it's just always been a recommended thing for people to do, with or without Dashlane. I see this software merely as a time saver.And if for some reason you need to check an account from a friends computer, and you can't remember your passwords, you can just click on 'Forgotten Password' and follow the steps.If a user seriously can't remember a handful of passwords to access their email or remember the master password to access Dashlane online (their login screen), they really shouldn't be allowed near a computer. They should be given a wristband with their name and address on it, and given a lovely big bowl of strawberry jelly.



oh, i agree. just pointing out that to most users it's like a crutch - the more they use it, especially if they use the 'generate password' feature, the more they become reliant on it. but, as I said, there's always the forgotten password feature for each service (unless it's a bank which insists on a reset of your whole account).

you and I may use it for covenience, and i wasn't blaming the software for anything, just pointing out that willy was correct and not just being dismissive (actually, the article linked in the comments above presents the exact scenario Willy was worrying about - a user who can't remember their passwords anyway, who takes advantage of generated passwords and uses automatic login, never even seeing the password, and turns on two factor authentication).

as a matter of interest, we were specifically talking about two-factor authentication and the poster above queried what would happen if he lost his phone. Are you saying that there's a separate, single password that can override it and provide access to all your passwords online? sounds like a seriously silly thing for them to provide? surely it must include secret questions, or links sent to email?

but then, i was replying to your comment of 'just remember your password' which alluded to each service, but have just noticed you've since edited it to 'Just don't have the extra security measure set up....' which means we're now discussing different things and gets everyone confused.

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tapi

oh, i agree. just pointing out that to most users it's like a crutch - … oh, i agree. just pointing out that to most users it's like a crutch - the more they use it


Same could be said about 'Bookmarks', however can we remember favorite websites, if we're at a friends house.

tapi

Are you saying that there's a separate, single password that can override … Are you saying that there's a separate, single password that can override it and provide access to all your passwords online? sounds like a seriously silly thing for them to provide? surely it must include secret questions, or links sent to email?


Yeah a master password, I guess you would only ever use for Dashlane: Here: dashlane.com/app/

I guess, I was just trying salvage this thread after @willysnapper misinterpreted the NY Times review, and trashed every positive aspect of the app. lol That's just not cricket!

Relievo

Same could be said about 'Bookmarks', however can we remember favorite … Same could be said about 'Bookmarks', however can we remember favorite websites, if we're at a friends house.


hahahha, you'd think. I'm shocked by the amount of people who don't know what the address bar is for and rely solely on google (talk about a crutch). Even those sites they visit daily. If I'm helping out I say, "ok visit xxxx" and met with blank incomprehension. You can tell from my comments I give people a lot of latitude, but still constantly disappointed by that one.

Relievo

I guess, I was just trying salvage this thread after @willysnapper … I guess, I was just trying salvage this thread after @willysnapper misinterpreted the NY Times review, and trashed every positive aspect of the app. lol That's just not cricket!



yeah, but I think it can be forgiven as a couple of points are ambiguous going off that review. (looking back, I can see that we're all correct about it not working with Safari - it doesn't work with the iphone/ipad browser which is Safari - but does work with Safari on PC or Mac. )

And to avoid any further confusion - this is hot. My previous favourite has been eWallet but this is much better in almost every regard. Even the paid-for synchronisation looks tempting, and I hate paying for anything :-)

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tapi

Even the paid-for synchronisation looks tempting, and I hate paying for … Even the paid-for synchronisation looks tempting, and I hate paying for anything :-)


I seriously wouldn't bother paying for any extras.
I think the iphone app, to a point, can be rendered redundant, unless you really desire the second level of authentication.

When on my iPhone, any site I visit (that requires a password), there is usually already a solid purpose-built app, that is more user friendly, and already retains your password.
Such as: Amazon, eBay, Email, and so on...
Some apps even have secondary security measures, such as bank account apps.
Still, it's good to know there are options out there

Edited by: "Relievo" 4th Aug 2013
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